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Mumbai: Our study conducted in 2014, to estimate the prevalence of tobacco use among police personnel in Mumbai revealed that almost 70% of police staff consume tobacco in large numbers, with a significant association found between cause of consumption of tobacco and occurrence of cancer and precancerous lesions. Periodic oral health examination and health promotion strategies to sensitize these individuals have played a key role in them refraining from these flavored addictive carcinogens. To encourage these police officers who occupy an important position in the community both as law enforcers as well as role models, CPAA launched its Tobacco Free Mumbai Police campaign on 22 May at Azad Maidan Police Club. Senior Police Officers present on the occasion were Dr P S Pasricha (Ex-Commissioner of Mumbai Police); Mr. Deven Bharti (Joint CP, Law and Order); Mr. Anup Kumar Singh (Joint CP, Admin) and Mr. Atulchandra Kulkarni (Joint CP, Crime). Ms. Vineet Gill Munish represented WHO India and actors Raveena Tandon Thadani and Vivek Oberoi were the chief guest along-with the chief sponsor Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, MD Zeel Rainwear. Awareness posters were also displayed on bus shelters across the city in association with Prithvi Associates.

A cancer awareness and ENT screening camp was organised for BEST employees at Sewree on 27 May. Actors Arun Nalawade and Aditi Sarangdhar were present for the event.

A cancer screening ENT camp was held for employees of Mahindra & Mahindra Company, Kandivali on 3 June.

World No Tobacco day:

Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day,  highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year they urged countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products. The illicit trade of tobacco products is a major global concern, including health, legal and economic, governance and corruption. CPAA took various initiatives to spread this message whilst keeping intact the core message of educating people on the ill-effects of tobacco products.


A cancer awareness talk was conducted for the inmates of Central Jail, Tihar on 29 May. Dr Sajeela Maini educated them on ill effects of tobacco and explained the signs and symptoms and precautions to be taken against oral cancer and urged them to quit tobacco with the help of easy-to-do remedies.

This was followed up with ENT cancer screening camp for them by Dr Vivek Gupta and Dr Altaf Ali from Max Hospital and Dr Ajmeera and Dr Shyama from AIIMS hospital. While several cases of chewing tobacco, smoking and poor oral hygiene were identified, 13 of them were suspected with precancerous lesions such as leukoplakia, sub mucous fibrosis, melonoplakia and difficulty in swallowing and opening of mouth. All inmates were counseled and guided appropriately.

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Awareness talks on the ill-effects of consuming tobacco products were held at Inorbit Mall by Dr. Bhushan Zade on 11 May; at the Police Commissioner's office for the Police personnel by Dr. Rakesh Neve on 13 May; at the Government Milk Scheme Premises by Dr. Wategaonkar on 15 May and at PMT Market Yard by Dr Sumit Shah on 20 May. The talks stressed on negative effects of this habit and addressed the issue faced by the habitues in trying to quit. The doctors suggested practical solutions to lessen their dependence on tobacco.

Cancer Screening Camps were organised at the PMPML office Market Yard for their staff by the doctors of Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital on 12 May and Government Milk Scheme premises by the doctors of Bharti Hospital on 22 May. Their health issues were addressed and they were advised further follow ups as required.

Mumbai: A cancer detection camp was organised at Malvan, Sindhudurg district in southern Maharashtra on 4 and 5 May in memory of Suman and Mohan Samant, on the occasion of what would have been their 60th wedding anniversary. Due to the concerted efforts of CPAA's Diagnostics department of Mumbai, the team at Sevangan, Malvan, the dedicated doctors and the support of the Radharang Foundation and individual donations made by their children and nephew, over 300 persons were screened and follow up was completed including sono-mammography, USG scans, PSA testing. Participants were counseled regarding unhealthy lifestyles.

You too can mark a birthday, an anniversary, remember a beloved family member by supporting a patient related celebratory event or a camp in a region that does not otherwise receive relevant health care. Email or contact +91-22-24924000 for further details.

Pune: An breast cancer awareness talk was organised especially for women on the occasion of Mother's Day on 10 May at the Inorbit Mall. The speaker, Dr. Shekhar Kulkarni stressed the importance of breast self examination and early screening. It was an interactive session which clarified several doubts and myths surrounding the disease.
New Delhi: 30 women from Tilpat village, Faridabad were educated on cancers that could affect women and counseled on importance of personal hygiene and of regular self breast examination on 13 May. Dr Ajmeera and Dr Shyama from AIIMS hospital conducted this session and very efficiently answered their queries. This was followed up with a cancer screening camp, where one suspected case was given guidance on further investigations and treatment process.

New Delhi: CPAA in collaboration with Shubhendra and Saskia Rao Foundation, conducted a introductory music workshop for childhood cancer patients under palliative care entitled 'Music is the birthright of every child' . Pandit Shubhendra Rao and his team exposed the children to various musical instruments at Sai Hall, Vishram Sadan Complex on 25 May.

New Delhi: The Smile Group, a volunteers' group conducted a workshop for patients and their care-givers on 29 May at Sai Hall of Vishram Sadan Complex. The program entitled 'The awareness of mind and how to direct its thoughts, beliefs and emotions to be happy' encouraged the participants to think with a positive frame of mind and put a smile on their faces.

Mumbai: CPAA's eleventh edition of Colours of Life, an art exhibition and sale of works by renowned artists, in aid of underprivileged cancer patients was inaugurated on 8 June at the Viewing Room Gallery in Colaba. Aptly titled 'Crafted Change' this annual fundraiser, while being one of the biggest art shows in Mumbai, raises funds for childhood cancer patients. The collection boasts of works by 101 artists from pan India coming together to show their unstinted support. The exclusivity of this show is a myriad of works, of every genre and from all corners of the country including different media, styles, subjects, sizes and a price range that makes it easy for all types of buyers. The show was inaugurated by singers Sonali and Roop Kumar Rathod, actress Amisha Patel and Mr Arun Nanda, Chairman of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited, who sponsored the catalogue. The show was also well-attended by artists Jaideep Meherotra, Samir Mondal, Bina Aziz, Ananya Banerjee, Salva Rasool and Chitra Vaidya. Those who are interested in buying art and bring a smile on a patients face can have a look at the collection online at Event Gallery >>

Mumbai: The Union Bank of India celebrated the first year anniversary of their ladies wing 'Unione' on May 30 at their corporate office in Nariman Point. CPAA was one of the 3 NGO's invited by them to participate in this event. Childhood cancer survivor's gave a delightful dance performance. The children received gifts as a token of their appreciation and were treated to sumptuous high tea thereafter.

Mumbai: On 11 June, 25 childhood cancer patients were invited to attend a special showing of a popular entertainer called 'Clown without Border' at Ravindra Natya Mandir. This US based group had the children in splits throughout their entire performance. The audience consisted of 100 other children from different NGOs across the city. They also took photographs with the adorable clowns as memento of an eventful evening.

New Delhi: On the occasion of Father's Day, a student volunteer, Snehal Bindra conducted a card making workshop for the beneficiaries of CPAA-GCF project in the playroom at AIIMS on 19 June. The children enthusiastically made special cards for their fathers.

New Delhi: A group of childhood cancer patients who are beneficiaries of the CPAA-GCF project were taken to Shanker's International Doll Museum on 30 June. The display of authentic Indian costume dolls of every state and dolls from other western countries was a visual treat.


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